Teaching Hospital Assistant

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founded in 2017
Volunteer With Ghana
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Coordinator | Albrin
Coordinator | Albrin
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High­lights

Travel with us during free time, see all of the beauty that Ghana has to offer, taking advantage of our travel planning knowledge
Stay together with the other volunteers in a dedicated guest house, making bonds that will last a lifetime
Contribute to the sustainable development of Ghana by taking part in grassroots projects that fill gaps identified by the community
Make an impact where it is needed while expanding your skillset
Live in a beautiful seaside town with so much history to take in
Assist in different aspects of the hospital, working closely with doctors, nurses or administrative professionals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Volunteers will assist Doctors and Nurses in daily tasks, from assisting patients with their difficulties in organizing to providing patient support and nursing tasks. We work with the volunteer to determine which department and tasks that they are best suited to complete, whether that be nursing tasks, administrative tasks or working as an assistant to the doctors. The hospital/clinic program allows those with a desire to educate the opportunity to ensure patients understand the material and provide extra assistance that the Doctors and Nurses may be overburdened to give. Volunteers are given the opportunity to use their intercultural skills to pass lessons about the world onto their patients whole providing them much needed support. Programmed transportation will be provided to and from work each day.

Typical day

Volunteers will work hand in hand with the Doctor and Nurses each day according to the daily activities. The Volunteers will be at the Hospital/Clinic in the morning and work when it's their time to work and take a break when it's time to. During the end period of the hospital/Clinic, the Doctor or Nurse will decide if the Volunteer should stay and help or go home. Volunteers will work typical hospital hours either morning shift or night shift beginning at 8 am and working until 2 pm or 4 pm and 6pm-12am or 3 am depending on the day or night progress.

Free-time activities

Cape Coast is one of the most culturally and historically significant places in Ghana. Visit sites such as the Cape Coast Slave Castle or one of the many forts in the area.


History not your thing? Instead travel around the area and take in the beautiful scenery, learn to surf, play football with the locals, hike, or just hang out on the beach. With so much to do filling your free time will not be hard! 


Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Volunteer With Ghana

The amount paid above covers the documents for applying for visa, project fees, accommodation, transportation and food. Part of fees will also go towards donations, paying for school fees and school supplies for children who can not afford it so that they can stay in school and paying for hospital bills for those who can not afford it.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Volunteer will send us their flight details and we will be at the airport waiting for their arrival. We will pick up the individual from the airport and take them to the hotel if the arrival is in the late evening. If the volunteer arrives during the day they will be taken directly to the volunteer house in Cape Coast, unless otherwise requested.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay in a fully furnished house, typically 3 or 4 to a room, but rooms can be adjusted for privacy if desired but will incur extra fees. The house can hold up to 30 volunteers at once. The house is equipped fully, with electricity, Wi-Fi, piped water and a fully stocked kitchen. The house is a 10 minute drive from the center of town.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Food will be provided for breakfast and dinner, volunteers are responsible for their own lunch. The menu can be adjusted based upon dietary restriction. Local and continental food will be provided at all times.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ghana provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers will be met at the airport in Accra and taken to the volunteer house in Cape Coast. Before going to Cape Coast volunteers will have three days of orientation where your coordinator will help acclimate the volunteer to Ghanaian culture,  tour the capital city and give a project introduction. The volunteer house is equipped with all furnishing and amenities including consistent Wifi. The complete stay at our volunteer house includes breakfast and dinner for the duration of the stay. Transportation is also provided for the duration. Upon completion of the volunteer program, a certificate of completion will be awarded. Start and end dates are extremely flexible as we work with volunteers to find the best length for them while supporting the continuous nature of the program. We do not have a specific start and end dates, we will work with you to find the best time!

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$650
4 weeks
$1,150
6 weeks
$1,650
12 weeks
$3,150
50 weeks (max. stay)
$10,000
Average fees
$263 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteer With Ghana will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteer With Ghana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teaching Hospital Assistant

Assist in different aspects of the hospital, working closely with doctors, nurses or administrative professionals.

$263/week

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